Hong Kong police arrest eleven for alleged aid of activists’ escape attempt

Hong Kong police have arrested 11 people over suspected crimes related to assisting a group of 12 pro-democracy activists accused of attempting to flee the city by boat for Taiwan last year, local media and activists reported on Thursday. Those arrested, ages 18 to 72, according to local broadcaster RTHK, included eight men and three… Read More Hong Kong police arrest eleven for alleged aid of activists’ escape attempt

Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to “paralyse” and “overthrow” the city government, Secretary for Security John Lee said. The arrests represent the biggest crackdown on the opposition camp since Beijing imposed the law security law in the former British colony… Read More Hong Kong police arrest dozens of pro-democratic activists over alleged breach of national security law

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for 2019 anti-government assembly

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year’s anti-government protests. Wong, who was just 17 years old when he became the face of the 2014 student-led Umbrella Movement democracy protests, faces a… Read More Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for 2019 anti-government assembly

Hong Kong police arrest three former lawmakers over May, June legislative protests

Police in Hong Kong said they had arrested three former lawmakers on Wednesday morning over May and June incidents in which foul-smelling liquid was thrown in the city’s legislature, an act police said was intended to cause harm. Pro-democracy activists Ted Hui, Ray Chan and Chu Hoi-dick confirmed the arrests on their Facebook pages. The… Read More Hong Kong police arrest three former lawmakers over May, June legislative protests

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy lawmakers over 2019 protests

Hong Kong police arrested two opposition lawmakers on Wednesday over anti-government protests in July last year, one of whom was suspected of rioting during an incident in which he was attacked by a mob. Police said Democratic Party lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui were among 16 people arrested. Lam was arrested on suspicion of… Read More Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy lawmakers over 2019 protests

Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on June 4 commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen square in 1989. It was the first time the vigil had been banned in semiautonomous Hong Kong, with police… Read More Two dozen Hong Kong activists charged over June 4 commemoration vigil

Hong Kong police arrest hundreds protesting against controversial security law

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent. Beijing unveiled the details of the much-anticipated law late on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty, pushing China’s freest city… Read More Hong Kong police arrest hundreds protesting against controversial security law

Hong Kong police arrest dozens protesting against planned national security laws

Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. Armed riot police were present as a crowd of several hundred moved from Jordan to Mong Kok in the Kowloon district, staging what was… Read More Hong Kong police arrest dozens protesting against planned national security laws